New Facebook Search Engine — Introducing Graph Search [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]
You have probably seen the Graph Search option on your Facebook homepage. It is a new option that is being tested that will allow you to do searches for many different things. You will be able to search for people with similar hobbies and likes, or find restaurants that your friends liked. There are many search avenues available with this new option.Graph Search helps you find more of the people, places and things you’re looking for and discover new connections based on what others have shared with you on Facebook.
Graph search enables you to search for more detail than you have ever been able to do before. You can search for friends of your friends with like interests or friends of friends that may be in the new town you are visiting. You can look up photos by classmates from a specific time frame. You can search for photos that have been shared on your page for example photos from famous landmarks. From Facebook:
When you pair up phrases like, Photos of and friends or coworkers and your current city, interests, or likes you can discover things friends have in common that you never realized before, find new activity partners, discover great music similar to bands you already listen to, make your own travel guide, and more.
With graph search you can look up anything shared with you on Facebook, and others can find stuff you’ve shared with them. Each person sees unique results. I have used it to search for people that are interested in dogs and dog rescue. I found friends of friends that have like interests and I sent them friend requests. My dog rescue network is growing by the day! That is just one small way to use Graph Search. There are many other uses and options.
Not everyone has Graph Search. It is currently available in a very limited preview for a small number of people. I am one of those people. If you are interested in getting Graph Search you can sign up for the preview waiting list at facebook.com/graphsearch. It is fun! Give it a try! Graph search is available in a limited preview for desktop only and will be available on mobile later in 2013.